SHERIDAN, Wyo. and MELVILLE, N.Y., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IDG's Computerworld Honors Program today announces Ptolemy Data Systems as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. "Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper." "Being named a Computerworld Honors Laureate recognizes everyone at Ptolemy Data Systems for our successful implementation of a statewide telemedicine network that delivers high-quality medical and psychiatric care to underserved populations in Wyoming," said Ryan Mulholland, president and CEO of Ptolemy Data Systems. "I hope that Ptolemy's participation in the Computerworld Honors Program will bring awareness to how advanced networking and communications technology can solve the problem of equal access to medical care and enhance the quality of life for residents of remote communities." As a provider of comprehensive managed IT services, Ptolemy Data Systems delivers a broad range of technology solutions, including IT consulting, hosted IT services, business continuity, data storage and telehealth services. Ptolemy deployed FalconStor Software's suite of storage virtualization and data protection solutions at the core of its data center to facilitate the virtual storage, business continuity, disaster recovery and hosted application services for its customers. Due to Ptolemy's expertise in data center management, networking and telecommunications, the Wyoming Telepsychiatry Project engaged the firm to create a statewide telemedicine network to bring much-needed medical and psychiatric care to isolated communities. Recently, the Wyoming Department of Health awarded Ptolemy a contract to expand its support of telehealth services for all state-funded healthcare facilities and public health offices.